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List Rules Vote on each anchor based only on their time on The Daily Show

You love to watch The Daily Show, we know you do. Whether it's your main source of news (pro tip: also watch the real news!) or Jon Stewart is just the only person keeping you sane in the age of the 24-hour news cycle, all true Comedy Central Daily Show fans know that Stewart isn't on his own. The best Daily Show correspondents of all time, ranked on this list, serve up just as many jokes, funny interviews, and political satire as Stewart himself. So which correspondents and members of the Daily Show cast are the best in the show's history?

Comedy Central's The Daily Show, hosted by Jon Stewart, has a long history (going back to 1996) of featuring some of the best comedians, journalists, and comedian-journalists as their correspondents and contributors. Countless Daily Show correspondents (collectively and lovingly called The Best F#@king News Team Ever) have gone on to become A-list film actors, like Steve Carell, or hosts of their own satirical news programs, like John Oliver, Larry Wilmore, and Stephen Colbert.

Some of the best comediennes in history have also been correspondents for The Daily Show. From Susie Essman to Kristen Schall, the women of The Daily Show (like Olivia Munn and Caroline Rhea) had careers beyond their appearances on the Comedy Central series. This list also includes shout-outs to one-time contributors or correspondents like author Sarah Vowell and actor Sir Patrick Stewart. You will be surprised to learn who in Hollywood started or had experiences as Daily Show correspondents, whether it was the 1990s or 2010s.

So upvote the greatest Daily Show correspondents to ever join Jon Stewart in poking fun at the news, and be sure to rerank this list of all Daily Show reporters how you think it should be ordered.
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254 37
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Late Show with David Letterman - 1997 - 2005

2
252 32
John Oliver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Important Things with Demetri Martin - 2006 - 2013

3
195 33
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Simpsons, The Office, Saturday Night Live - 1999 - 2005

4
135 56
Samantha Bee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Good God - 2003 - present

5
139 51
Aasif Mandvi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, The Bedford Diaries, Tanner '88 - 2006-present

6
130 49
Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc. - 1996 - present

7
100 49
Rob Corddry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Childrens Hospital, Upright Citizens Brigade - 2002 - 2006

8
108 58
Rob Riggle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Saturday Night Live, Ugly Americans, Upright Citizens Brigade - 2006 - 2008

9
114 42
Ed Helms is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Office, The Daily Show, Wilfred - 2002 - 2006

10
119 53
Jessica Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
2012 - present

11
110 47
Kristen Schaal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Adventure Time, Bob's Burgers, The Daily Show - 2008 - present

12
105 35
Jason Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Craft Corner Deathmatch - 2005 - present

13
80 42
Wyatt Cenac is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Fanboy & Chum Chum - 2008 - 2012

14
78 54
Olivia Munn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Newsroom, Perfect Couples, Attack of the Show! - 2010 - 2011

15
95 46
Larry Wilmore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, The Bernie Mac Show, The PJs - 2006 - 2014

16
88 37
Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Star Trek: The Next Generation, American Dad!, I - 2012

17
70 36
Al Madrigal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
About a Boy, Gary Unmarried, Free Agents - 2011 - present

18
68 43
John Hodgman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Bored to Death - 2006 - present

19
42 38
Beth Littleford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Dog with a Blog, The Hard Times of RJ Berger - 1996 - 2000

20
50 35
Jordan Klepper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show - 2014 - present

21
50 39
Dave Attell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Insomniac with Dave Attell, The Gong Show with Dave Attell, Comedy Underground with Dave Attell - 1998

22
22 13
Roy Wood Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Roy Wood Jr. The Daily Show, @midnight, Conan - 2015-Present

23
28 10
Hasan Minhaj is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Disaster Date - 2014-present

24
55 50
Mo Rocca is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, CBS News Sunday Morning, I Love the '70s: Volume 2 - 1998 - 2003

25
18 13
Desi Lydic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Awkward, Karensky's - 2015- Present

26
16 12
Ronny Chieng is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Ronny Chieng 2015-Present

27
45 44
Demetri Martin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Important Things with Demetri Martin, Demetri Martin. Person. - 2005 - 2008

28
28 51
Jeff Ross is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Conan, Dancing with the Stars, Shasta McNasty - 1996 - 1997

29
43 46
Michael Che is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Best Week Ever - 2014

30
19 37
Rachael Harris is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Suits, The Daily Show, Frisky Dingo - 2002 - 2003

31
20 27
Paul F. Tompkins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Mr. Show with Bob and David, Real Time with Bill Maher, Tenacious D - 1998

32
42 32
Trevor Noah is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Trevor Noah 2014 - present

33
13 33
Jon Glaser is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Delocated, Assy McGee - 2004

34
15 27
Laura Kightlinger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Lucky Louie, Tenacious D, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman - 1999

35
17 31
Matt Walsh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Veep, The Daily Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien - 2001 - 2002

36
22 43
Josh Gad is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
1600 Penn, Back to You, Good Vibes - 2009 - 2011

37
6 2
Trevor Noah is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Trevor Noah

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14 12
A. Whitney Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show - 1996 - 1998

39
15 34
Sarah Vowell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time

40
15 35
Brian Unger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Extra, The Great Debate - 1996 - 1998

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6 1
Michelle Wolf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
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11 30
Susie Essman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Baby Boom, Better Half - 1996

43
16 23
Caroline Rhea is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Phineas and Ferb, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - 1996

44
4 8
Dave Gorman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
America Unchained, The Dave Gorman Collection, Genius - 2006

45
4 8
Jerry Minor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Mr. Show with Bob and David, Lucky Louie - 2000

46
2 7
Eric Drysdale is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time

47
2 7
Miriam Tolan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
2000 - 2001

48
2 7
Michael Blieden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
1996 - 1999

49
7 14
Vance DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
The Daily Show, Let's Make a Deal, Gary the Rat - 1999 - 2001

50
3 9
Mary Birdsong is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Daily Show Correspondents of All Time
Reno 911!, Welcome to New York, Crossballs: The Debate Show - 2002